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November 4, 2020

Prisma Health Parkridge, MUSC Health and Bon Secours St. Francis Receive Magnet Nursing Recognition 

Prisma Health Parkridge, MUSC Health and Bon Secour St. Francis all received Magnet designation in 2020 – a national recognition that serves as the gold standard for nursing practice.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes hospitals that meet rigorous standards of nursing excellence and demonstrate professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The Magnet® program is recognized as the gold standard of nursing excellence. Currently, only 378 of the more than 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations have received the credential.

Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities, such as:

  • Improved patient outcomes
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates.
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses.
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions.

To achieve Magnet recognition, BSSF passed a rigorous and lengthy process that demanded widespread participation from leadership and staff. This process included an application to pursue redesignation, written documentation and evidence of meeting or exceeding Magnet standards, an on-site visit to validate the evidence, and a review by the Commission on Magnet.

SCHA congratulates all of these facilities on their tremendous achievement!